Tinted windows are fairly common on vehicles, as they can make a huge difference to the amount of glare and heat you experience as a driver or passenger. But have you ever thought about having the windows of your house tinted, for the same benefits?
Home window tinting is a great way to reduce the brightness of sunlight entering your home, which makes you more comfortable and can reduce the harmful effects of ultraviolet rays on your skin. Another useful effect of having your windows tinted is that it can save you money, making it a worthwhile investment. Here's how.
Your energy bills will be lower
With less sunlight shining through your tinted windows, your home will feel cooler on hot days. This makes you less reliant on air conditioning and electric fans for comfort, so you don't need to use as much power. In the winter, they actually have the opposite effect. The tinting helps reduce the heat lost from your home, so you don't need to put the central heating on as often to keep your home nice and warm.
Your furnishings will last longer
Over time, UV rays from the sun cause the colours in furniture, curtains and other fabrics to fade. Although this is just a cosmetic problem, it's a bad one if you want your house to look as nice as possible. By reducing the amount of UV making your furnishings fade, they'll last much longer, and you won't need to replace them for everything to look as good as new.
It can deter criminals
A lot of burglars scope houses out before they attempt to break in, looking for valuable items to make it worth the risk. When your windows are tinted, your privacy is increased, and it's more difficult to see what you own, which is a great deterrent. If someone does try to break in by smashing a window, the coating makes it much more difficult for them. Both these factors combined reduce the risk of costly losses, and it's also worth asking your insurance company if it can lower your payments.
Broken windows are less serious
If you have an accident and a window gets broken, the shards of glass are not only dangerous – they can cause further damage to carpets and furniture, too. Tinted window coverings contain the glass if the window is broken, stopping it from spreading further into your home and onto delicate items. It makes it a lot easier to deal with if this unfortunate event happens, and minimises what you need to fix or replace.